Thursday
Feb142019

Administrative Assistant -- Camp Wingmann, Avon, FL (Diocese of Central Florida)

Camp Wingmann is seeking an Administrative Assistant to manage the day-to-day tasks of the office and managing camp registrations. This position requires working directly alongside the Director, as well as being a member of a team. We are looking for an individual who is an efficient time manager, has the ability to multi-task while being assigned additional responsibilities, and is proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and other basic computer skills. The ideal candidate for this job is resourceful, a good problem solver, and is organized, assuring a steady completion of assigned duties in a timely manner. Camp Wingmann is a faith-based youth camp, therefore, someone who is passionate about their faith and working with families is a priority. If interested, please email your resume to campwingmann@gmail.com.

Tuesday
Feb122019

Chaplain -- St. Edward's Episcopal School, Vero Beach, FL (Diocese of Central Florida)

Position Purpose: To act as Chaplain to Lower, Middle and Upper School students, faculty, staff, and administration and, by extension to their families - Provide a link to the Episcopal Church - Teach in the areas of Ethics, Religion and Biblical studies.

Essential Functions:

General

  • Must demonstrate and support the School’s Mission.
  • Must have the ability to get along with and deal effectively with all school personnel and school families, as well as the larger business and educational community.
  • Willingness to perform in a manner that reflects positively on Saint Edward’s School.
  • As a member of the SES team, perform all other duties as requested by the Head of School or other Administrators.

Administrative Duties

  • Counsel students, faculty and parents in spiritual matters as necessary at the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools.
  • Provide leadership role in organizing Chapel Services at both the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools.
  • Organize and direct the Baccalaureate Service, Commissioning of the seniors and other liturgical events.
  • Help educate the school community on the Honor Code and matters of integrity and ethical values.
  • Serve as a member of the Wellness Team.
  • Represent the school, with the Head of School, to the Central Florida Episcopal Schools' Association.
  • Assist the School Counselor and Dean, when asked, on special educational programs (e.g. Honor Code, Code of Ethics, Character development, and drug and alcohol awareness) which effect the well-being of the school community.
  • Assist the Dean of Students, when asked, on school community outreach programs.
  • Be directly responsible to the Head on matters related to the spiritual aspects of the school.
  • Serve on Faculty Committees as appointed by the Head.
  • Serve as highly visible, accessible parent resource and point of contact, to help as parents/families integrate with the Saint Edward’s community, transition from one division to another, or encounter their own uncertainty as their children take on new challenges.
  • Regularly interface with teachers, counselors, coaches and others in the Saint Edward’s community to identify students at-risk in all three divisions.
  • Whenever and wherever possible, serve as a Saint Edward’s ambassador to the community-atlarge.
  • Teach classes as assigned by the Head of School and Division Heads.
  • Serves on staff as an associate clergyman of Trinity Episcopal Church in Vero Beach.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be an ordained Episcopal Priest willing and able to work under the authority of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida.
  • Must have teaching experience with excellent communication skills and ability to work with and reach youth.

Physical Requirements: Works at desk and computer screen for extended periods of time / able to operate office equipment.

Position Title: Chaplain

Date Modified: January, 2019

FLSA Classification: Exempt Position

Reports to: Head of School, and to the Lower, Middle, and Upper School Division Head

To apply: SGREAVES@STEDS.ORG

Tuesday
Feb052019

Coordinator for Summer Camps and Retreats -- Camp McDowell, Nauvoo, AL (Diocese of Alabama)

Camp McDowell is looking for a positive, self-starting, and supportive team member to come live, work, and thrive in the beauty of God’s backyard! Working in communication with and support of the Director of Summer Camps and Retreats, the Coordinator will coordinate all summer camp sessions and annual retreats as a full time member of the Camp McDowell staff and community.

https://campmcdowell.com/work-at-camp

Friday
Jan112019

Camp Director -- Rock Point, Burlington, VT (Episcopal Church in Vermont)

Immediate opening for a dedicated and responsible leader to be the camp director of an overnight camp and a day camp on Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity to further develop a well-established (88 years) and growing Rock Point Camp Community. The natural woodland and spectacular lakeside setting offer an unparalleled camp environment. This position requires vision, strong managerial and people skills, energy, adaptability, a love for youth and a passion for outdoor environmental ministry. The new camp director will be responsible for all aspects of camp life which is not limited to staff orientation and training, registration, weekly schedules, and communication with parents/guardians.

Position Purpose: To further the mission of Rock Point Camp (RPC) through the development and management of program, human resources, financial, marketing, and strategic operations.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Design, deliver, and evaluate camp program that meets the needs and interests of the camps target populations and ensure their delivery in a safe and quality manner.
  2. Develop and oversee the business management functions of the camp including financial and registration record keeping, office operations, etc.
  3. Manage social media postings
  4. In coordination with Rock Point Commons Director of Finance and Administration, oversee the financial management of the budget and fund-raising efforts.
  5. Design and implement a marketing plan to increase camper attendance and camp usage.
  6. Recruit and retain seasonal and year-round staff.
  7. Manage property needs related to came in concert with other personnel.
  8. Recruit, train and support volunteers including members of the Rock Point Camp Ministry Team.
  9. Oversee the daily operation of the summer camp including food service, program, business, camper and staff supervision, and health care.
  10. Write reports: monthly RP Board; yearly for Diocesan Convention; as needed
  11. Work collaboratively with internal and external groups to ensure the enhancement of the camp operation and Rock Point Commons.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Abilities Needed:

  • Knowledge of current culture and child development
  • Supervisory experience and proven relationship skills
  • Observation, assessment, evaluation, management and organizational skills
  • Strong listening and communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve, adapt and shift priorities
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to delegate
  • Reliability and conscientiousness with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Familiarity with the Episcopal Church in Vermont, Rock Point Commons and their Mission
  • Experience in youth camping/ministry/outdoor education
  • Integrity and adaptability
  • Ability to work with a diversity of people and groups
  • Program and supervisory experience in the camping field

Relationships: The RPC Director is called by and is responsible to the Bishop of Vermont. The Director shall function under the direct supervision and direction of the Rock Point Commons Director of Operations and Programs and shall be responsible thereto for all aspects of the day-to-day operations of RPC.

Requirements: This position requires vision, strong managerial and people skills, energy, adaptability, a love for youth and a passion for outdoor environmental ministry.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent camp leadership experience, including business and management skills.
  • Satisfactory completion of background and public records check as required by the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont.
  • Completion of diocesan safe church training
  • Minimum 25 years of age

Physical Requirements: This position would require the ability to listen to others, observe others’ actions, read text and information; comprehend instructions and manuals, and physical ability to move about the camp property in various environmental conditions.

Times of Work: This position is full-time seasonally during the summer camp season and part-time during the rest of the year as job requirements dictate. This position is half-time. On-site housing is provided and required during the summer camp season. 

To apply: Deadline is January 31, 2019. Send a resume and a cover letter to The Rev. Craig Smith, Director of Operations and Program via e-mail: csmith@diovermont.org

For further information, call Craig Smith at 802-863-3431 or see www.rockpointvt.org to find out more about Rock Point and Rock Point Camp.

Thursday
Nov012018

Farm School Director -- Camp McDowell, Nauvoo, AL (Diocese of Alabama)

Have you dreamed of creating a place for people to learn more about the natural world, the foods they eat, and be surrounded by a loving, supportive community? Have you had experience in the field of education and want to expand it beyond the classroom walls? Do you hope to inspire curiosity, teach problem solving and empower community connections through sustainable agriculture? The McDowell Farm School (MFS) is ready for a new Director and you might be just the person!

About McDowell Farm School and the Director position: McDowell Farm School was started in 2012 and is the only residential farm school in the Southeast. McDowell Farm School classes engage student curiosity, lay a strong foundation for meaningful inquiry-based learning, encourage careful observation and evidence-based problem solving. All of this while educating participants about where their food comes from. McDowell Farm School is a located at Camp McDowell in northern Alabama’s canyon country next to the Bankhead National Forest. With 1100+ acres of forests, streams and canyons plus the 40-acre Farm to explore and utilize as a classroom, we are a premier environmental education center in the Southeast. We host about 2500 participants a year from a range of urban and rural, public and private schools. The Farm School is growing. We are looking for the perfect person to lead our team of professional educators in a full-time position as our Director.

McDowell Farm School has 3-4 permanent staff who work year-round and 6-8 seasonal instructors who work 8-9 months a year. As the Director, you are the leader of this grand group. You must be a mature person who is willing to mentor others, keep a positive attitude, and have great flexibility. It would be great if you have familiarity with sustainable farming practices. You must be an independent worker, a self-starter, one who leads by example, and has great initiative. We are looking for a person passionate about making the world a better place by starting right in our own backyard...Alabama!

As the MFS Director, you will work closely with the MFS Program Coordinator and Farm Manager to lead in staff training, marketing, and promotion via teacher workshops and teacher conferences, curriculum development, assist with grant writing and website development. You will be responsible for building a team of these educators. You must have great people skills in order to relate to the hundreds of teachers and parents who come through our residential program each year, as well as relating to your co-workers with whom you work and live. You will also work hand in hand with the Leadership staff of the McDowell Environmental Center (MEC), as we are all one well-oiled machine here in the McDowell Education Programs. The MEC is on one side of the 1140 campus and the Farm on the other, but we share seasonal staff housing and many meals together.

You must love teaching children in the great outdoors, because all McDowell leadership staff also teach. We think it is important to keep in touch with why we are here! Your direct supervisor is the Dean of Education at Camp McDowell (includes MEC, McDowell Farm School and Magnolia Nature Preschool).

To learn more about McDowell Farm School see our website at www.campmcdowell.com and check out the Farm School page as well as our sister program the McDowell Environmental Center page. Go to our Facebook pages as well to follow along with our daily adventures.

More About Camp McDowell: The McDowell Farm School is one of three educational programs at Camp McDowell. The original McDowell Environmental Center started in 1994 and is the premier residential program in the Southeast. In 2016, we started Alabama’s first nature-based Preschool, Magnolia Nature School. All educational programming is secular.

McDowell Farm School is a part of a larger Camp McDowell “family.” Camp McDowell is owned by the Episcopal Church and was established in 1947. In addition to the educational programs for school groups there is also the Alabama Folk School and a 150 hotel-style room Conference Center. There are two summer camp programs on site, Camp on Clear Creek and the Camp at Bethany, where facilities are accessible and camps are inclusive. Facilities include two chapels, three dining halls, 13 lodges, numerous meeting spaces, individual and dormitory-style cabins, a dance and performance facility, art studios, two pools, and extensive recreational facilities. Go to www.campmcdowell.com for more details and information.

Minimum Requirements: Teaching experience (preferably in the outdoors); 2 or more years’ experience managing 5+ staff members; experience with budget creation and management; experience in program development; excellent written and verbal communication skills; basic computer skills; ability to connect to children; Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Preferred Requirements: Familiarity with sustainable agriculture; successful grant writing and fundraising experience; experience with media marketing; knowledge of the flora and fauna of Alabama (or willingness to learn); experience with residential environmental education; experience with developing and coordinating events and workshops; Medical training such as Wilderness First Responder (WFR); experience working and living in a residential community.

The perfect candidate would possess these characteristics: Flexibility; personal initiative; make a great first impression; commitment to at least 3-5 years of hard work; collaborative thinker; interpersonal skills with peers, coworkers, and all who come through the program; open minded

Benefits: Employer paid health insurance (dental and vision are employee paid), a private apartment or home with kitchen and utilities provided, 403b retirement plan, 1100+ acres to explore and creeks to paddle, the Bankhead National Forest in your backyard, flexible work schedule during non-residential season.

To apply for this position: Please submit your resume, a cover letter, and at least 2 professional and 2 personal references to Maggie Johnston, Dean of Education: mecjobs@campmcdowell.com. Please submit by November 9, 2018.